HMMWV, High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, M998A2.
1999: General Motors bought the ‘Hummer’ brand name from AM General.
2002: The H2 is a GM SUV dressed-up with HMMWV-like styling.
2007: The smaller H3 imported into .au.
2008: The oil price hit a record us$147/b, and although it did fall back under us$40/b in late 2008, the global financial crisis then took over hurting Hummer and GM.
2009: General Motors, facing bankruptcy, desperately sought a buyer for Hummer. On 9 October Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., Ltd (Tengzhong), signed a "definitive agreement" to buy the Hummer brand from GM. However, the deal fell through -- 24 Feb. 2010.

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